Featured News / 12.07.2017

The Headline: Ancient Dinners comes to Aperto

News / 12.07.2017

The Headline: Ancient Dinners comes to Aperto

[Hollywood On The Potomac] A new kind of dining has come to Washington, DC in which each meal is spiced lightly with some history and culture. This blending of history and culture to highlight a memorable meal is the brainchild of Dr. Zoe Kosmidou. For some, Zoe is a new face in the city – […]

News / 10.23.2017

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti brings his PASTA LAB to APERTO

For Immediate Release Effective: October 23, 2017 Contact: Renie Freedman RenieBFreedman@gmail.com 301.602.3302 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti brings his PASTA LAB to APERTO Washington, DC – October 22, 2017-Chef Luigi Diotaiuti1 opened the doors of his newest restaurant in Washington, DC, Aperto3 (Italian for OPEN) to demonstrate PASTA LAB to an audience from the Italian Cultural Society4 […]

Cooking Classes / 10.02.2017

Italian Traditions Culinary Series Cooking Classes

With 40 years of experience under his belt, Chef Luigi is a world-renown authority on Italian cuisine and culture. His culinary events marry inspiration from his childhood on a farm in Basilicata, Italy with contemporary Italian tastings and wine dinners. They highlight both food trends on the horizon and past traditions worth carrying into the […]

Blog / 09.29.2017

Basilicata: A Way of Living

Chef Luigi recently created a non-profit organization in Basilicata, Italy called Basilicata: A Way of Living, which will help to promote tourism, employment and traditions on the brink of extinction.  Two of it’s most prominent projects to date are the annual Transumanza and Pasta Lab. La Transumanza Each year Chef Luigi travels back to Basilicata […]

News / 07.30.2017

The American Dream of Luigi Diotaiuti

Born and raised in Lagonegro, a little village in the South of Italy, Chef Luigi came to America by chance and settled in Washington, D.C. at a time when the city was hardly an exciting place to work for a restaurateur. “When I saw what this city’s restaurants were offering, I realized there was so much more I could do,” Luigi tells us. And as a matter of fact, he did!

News / 05.16.2017

Q&A with Luigi Diotaiuti, Award Winning Chef and Restaurateur

[Pasta Fits] This month we sat down with Chef Luigi Diotaiuti to talk all things pasta. We found out about all the differences between how we prepare pasta in the U.S. versus in Italy, what it’s like to be an Italian restaurant owner, and what you can expect at each of his restaurants. Read below for […]

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